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Arshad Mohammed

Factbox: U.S., Saudi Arabia have leverage on each other; using it has costs

16 Oct 2018

WASHINGTON The United States and Saudi Arabia have had a mutually dependent relationship for seven decades based on a central bargain: the kingdom would pump oil and the superpower would provide security.

Saudi Arabia says will retaliate against any sanctions over Khashoggi case

15 Oct 2018

DUBAI/WASHINGTON Saudi Arabia on Sunday warned against threats to punish it over last week's disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as European leaders piled on pressure and two more U.S. executives scrapped plans to attend a Saudi investor conference.

Netanyahu, in U.N. speech, claims secret Iranian nuclear site

28 Sep 2018

UNITED NATIONS Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday described what he said was a secret atomic warehouse in Tehran and accused Europe of appeasing Iran as he sought to rally support for U.S. sanctions against the Islamic Republic. | Video

Palestinian president urges Trump to rescind Jerusalem, aid decisions

27 Sep 2018

UNITED NATIONS Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Thursday called on the United States to reverse its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital and cuts in aid to the Palestinians, saying these had undermined the two-state solution to the conflict.

Palestinian president urges Trump to rescind Jerusalem, aid decisions

27 Sep 2018

UNITED NATIONS Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Thursday called on the United States to reverse its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital and cuts in aid to the Palestinians, saying these had undermined the two-state solution to the conflict.

Major powers, except U.S., try to keep Iran nuclear deal alive

21 Sep 2018

WASHINGTON/PARIS Nations that struck the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, except for the United States, meet on Monday in what many diplomats fear may prove a quixotic effort to keep the agreement alive after U.S. sanctions targeting Iranian oil exports resume in November.

Exclusive - Pompeo seeks rapprochement with alienated U.S. diplomats

17 Sep 2018

WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has nearly doubled promotions of top American diplomats as he seeks to restore diplomatic ties with a workforce alienated by his predecessor, Rex Tillerson. | Video

U.S. military says no plans to suspend more major exercises on Korean peninsula

29 Aug 2018

WASHINGTON The U.S. military has no plans yet to suspend any more major military exercises with South Korea, the defence secretary said on Tuesday, in the middle of a breakdown in diplomacy with North Korea over its nuclear weapons. | Video

Exclusive - Despite tensions, Russia seeks U.S. help to rebuild Syria

04 Aug 2018

WASHINGTON Russia has used a closely guarded communications channel with America's top general to propose the two former Cold War foes cooperate to rebuild Syria and repatriate refugees to the war-torn country, according to a U.S. government memo.

U.S. launches campaign to erode support for Iran's leaders

22 Jul 2018

By Jonathan Landay, Arshad Mohammed, Warren Strobel and John Walcott

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